Taiwan's Minister of Economic Affairs (MOEA) Shih Yen-shiang says that the local display makers need to work together to deal with weak consumer demand and rising competition. Shih especially wants to help Taiwan's largest display makers - AUO and Chimei Innolux. The MOEA is already in talks with the two companies to help them shift towards OLED production. The government wants to invest money from its National Development Fund (NDF).
Back in August it was reported that Taiwan's government wants to establish an AMOLED R&D alliance and that AU Optronics (AUO) has volunteered for the plan. AUO was facing technical issues which forced them to delay OLED production, but now the company is already shipping 4" AMOLED samples and mass production will begin in Q2 2012. CMI is facing both technical and financial problems and their OLED plans aren't clear.